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  • Leptodoras linnelli
  • Leptodoras linnelli
  • Leptodoras linnelli
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Scientific Name Leptodoras linnelli  Eigenmann, 1912
Common Names Elongate Mouse Catfish
Black-back Sturgeon Catfish
Type Locality Potaro river, Tumatumari, Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana.
Etymology Leptodoras: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the shape. 
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Size 230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Upper Orinoco (Rio Mavaca), Essequibo and Demerara River basins and northern (left bank) tributaries to lower Amazon.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Demerara (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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pH 5.8 - 7.0
Temperature 18.0-22.0°C or 64.4-71.6°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 18.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 191, Pl. 17 (fig. 1), Pl. 18 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 05:35 (species record created: 2006 Aug 01 08:01)